In this section, I place both my author's texts and articles and materials related to the principles of long-term psychotherapy (this is a therapy of different modalities - Gestalt therapy, existential, analytical-oriented). I focused on the materials on the psychodynamic approach (psychoanalytic therapy) and the Gestalt approach, because I work mainly in these modalities.
Recently, I have seen how from an exotic way of working with oneself, psychotherapy is gradually becoming part of the culture, becoming increasingly popular (and in some social circles - even fashionable). Our society is slowly approaching Western standards of quality of life, where caring for one's mental health and psychological well-being is no less important than caring for physical health.
Psychotherapy is by no means limited to working with people with various mental difficulties of a clinical nature. However, the majority of clients of private psychotherapists are people who are quite socially realized and adaptable.
Psychotherapy is not just a work with the symptom, but rather it focuses on mental growth and adulthood, expanding perception, processing traumatic limiting experiences, achieving emotional maturity and the ability to constructively deal with the challenges and limitations of life.
There are different methods of working with the psyche
psychological counseling, trainings, seminars
mainly behavioral modalities of therapy
individual and group therapy (phenomenological, psychodynamic and humanistic modalities)
Short- and medium-term approaches
In the framework of short- and medium-term approaches, it is possible to get advice on a specific life situation that causes difficulties, and to analyze it in terms of psychological processes that occur. In essence, it is a format of psychoeducation and training of reactions and behavior.
Long-term (deep) therapy
Long-term (deep) therapy involves changes in the level of mental functioning of the client. Such therapy is also called character therapy. It involves working with changing the way the client interacts with him/herself and the environment, gaining a qualitatively new mental experience, changing the destructive and unsatisfactory patterns of behavior, "growing" the injured parts of the psyche and achieving maximum self-actualization of the client. Such therapy is also the most effective in terms of clinical symptoms (anxiety-depressive disorders, personality disorders, etc.) in the long run.